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barrel vault

noun, Architecture.
1.
a vault having the form of a very deep arch.
Also called barrel roof, cradle vault, tunnel vault, wagon roof, wagon vault.
Origin of barrel vault
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
Related forms
barrel-vaulted, adjective
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barrel vault

noun
1.
(architect) a vault in the form of a half cylinder Also called wagon vault, tunnel vault
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